Kiko intense colour long lasting eyeliner pencil
By Ree

Kiko Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner Review

31 Jul 2016 (Updated: 20 Jan 2019)

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The Kiko Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner is by far my favourite eyeliner pencil. It’s so refreshing to find a product which works so well. I have repurchased it several times because no other eyeliner pencil comes close. Every now and then I’ll try something different just to check that there isn’t something better and realise again that Kiko Intense Colour really is that good.

Kiko intense colour long lasting eyeliner pencil
Kiko intense colour long lasting eyeliner pencils

I normally get it in shade 06, which is a very dark brown colour. 06 is perfect for everyday liner and I literally wear it every day. It’s great to smoke out with neutral eyeshadow for a day look or use copious amounts for a  bold look.

On a recent raid on the Kiko store, I got my usual dark brown, black (shade number 11) and Metallic Teal (shade number 11). The beautiful Kiko makeup artist practically bought the green one for me, she was so keen on me getting it “so beautiful with brown eyes, so lovely for the summer!”. There were also purple, navy and bronze pencils that I nearly came away with too. After escaping a near cataclysmic assault on my wallet, I raced back to the house to try them out.

Kiko’s Intense Colour Long Lasting Pencils are soft in just the right measure. You can get a precise line without dragging the skin. The colour is true to its promise, intense and fully pigmented.

There are a few different ways you can use these pencils: on the waterline, as a precise cat flick or a messy line you can blend eyeshadow into. They are adaptable. Really perfect for a smoky eye look, you just draw and blend and you’re smoky and gorgeous. They come with a built in sponge applicator to make the blending really easy. Here are the swatches:

Kiko intense colour long lasting eyeliner pencil
Kiko intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner Pencil Swatches

The green shade is really lovely- it’s like the colour of a mermaid’s tail!

Once you have applied give it a couple of minutes, then it sets to a near permanent line. So you have a minute or two to blend, then it’s on for the day.

I often find with pencil liner that by the end of the day it’s making a break for my cheeks. Not so with Kiko Intense Colour Long Lasting. It really is long lasting. You get the sense that an eyeliner pencil has promise when you test it on your hand in the shop and it’s still there the next day. Even after a shower and washing up.

Here are the swatches after I rubbed them vigorously with my finger:

Kiko intense colour long lasting eyeliner pencil swatches
Kiko intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner Pencil Swatches – after rubbing with finger

I find it creates a bold line that doesn’t melt throughout the day. At the same time it’s soft and smokeable. It’s a product I’m going to repurchase and cry over when it’s discontinued.

Overview of Kiko Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner Pencil

Pros:

  • As the name suggests it lasts, this pencil resists oil, water and smudging but removes well with makeup remover.
  • A good range of intensely pigmented colours
  • The price is competitive- only £5.20
    Comes with its own applicator.

Cons-

  • Difficult to get hold of. Kiko deliver to the U.K., Europe and the U.S.A. I’m not sure about elsewhere in the world.

Kiko Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner Pencil is my holy grail pencil and I highly recommend it!

Find it to order online in a whole range of colours here

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